05 february 2021 "Evening of the German Song" at the Burgas Opera On February 9, Shmilena Sultanova, Branimir Nedkov and Daria Krasteva - on the piano will take the audience to the era of Romant

The second event of the creative calendar of the State Opera - Burgas in February is the chamber vocal concert "Evening of the German Song" - on February 9, from 19:00, in the hall of the Burgas Opera.
In the concert event, the soloists of the State Opera - Burgas - soprano Shmilena Sultanova, baritone Branimir Nedkov, and Daria Krasteva - on the piano, will present to the audience a selected selection of exciting vocal works by German composers. The concert will be marked by the refined sound of music from the Romantic era. In difficult times of trial, in which we live today, we increasingly need contact with the beauty and eternal messages of musical art, which brings aesthetic pleasure, enriches, excites, and purifies. And chamber music, in what musical format the concert dedicated to German vocal creativity will be presented, allows for a more intimate interaction between the performers and the audience, for aesthetic and emotional exchange and is a prerequisite for a more intimate experience in which shared feelings are a leading element.
When we talk about romanticism in music, the names of the composers Schubert /recently the cultural community celebrated 224 years since his birth/, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Chopin appear in the minds of everyone who has anything to do with art and senses to perceive its universal messages. The class selection of "Evening of the German Song" includes: "Dedication", "I do not suffer" "In a foreign land", "Lotus" by Robert Schumann, "Song of the water", "Faster, Kronos", " The Mouse Hunter "," The Trout "by Franz Schubert," The Way of Love "," Eternal Love "by Johannes Brahms," Leave Me "by Hugo Wolf, transcriptions by Ferenc Liszt for piano of Schubert's songs" Margarita on a Wheel "and Serenade.
The lyrics of the songs, some of which are of the colossi in literature Goethe, Heine, etc., are translated by Desislava Todorova. The lyrical messages in Bulgarian will be read before each of the performances by the host of the concert evening Delyan Slavov - to give the audience a broader idea of ​​the content of vocal works, being familiar with the literary source, combined with the musical text and artistic presence of the soloists and the pianist.

The Romanticism to which the forthcoming concert is dedicated is an intellectual movement in the field of art and culture - in general. It originated in Europe at the end of the 18th century. The belief in the power of reason and the rational, characteristic of the Enlightenment, gradually gave way through the "philosophy of the senses," which is the bearer of the charge of Romanticism and its influencing power on every sphere of public life.
Romanticism brings new thematic nuances and rich imagery to the music. The main points are the theme of loneliness, of wandering, of the conflict "human - reality", resolved as an escape - in the bosom of nature, in the realms of sleep or in the vast field of fantasy.
As in music, so it is in other arts, in the era of Romanticism lyrical works predominate, and the works bear the characteristic features of intimate confession and the sentiment of beautiful spiritual sharing. Carrying the stamp of Romanticism are the feelings, not the mind.
We wish our fans a pleasant aesthetic meeting with the aesthetics of Romanticism, as the message of the musical evening is to have a place for more romance in our daily lives…
Tickets for the event can be purchased at the box office of the Opera, the Clock box office / in front of the Bulgaria Hotel /, in the Grabo and Eventim networks, as well as in the links to the events in the program: https://operabourgas.com/bg/ program in the official website of the State Opera - Burgas.


Moments from a rehearsal for the concert "Evening of German Music"

About the soloists:

Shmilena Sultanova, soprano:

Shmilena Sultanova is graduated from AMTII - Plovdiv with a degree in opera singing with Prof. Kalina Zhekova. Since 1998 he has been a soloist of the Konstantin Kisimov Music Theater in Veliko Tarnovo. In 2004 he entered as a soloist at the State Opera - Burgas. He is a regular guest soloist at the State Opera - Stara Zagora and the State Opera - Varna. Her repertoire includes Fenena in "Nabucco", Donna Elvira in "Don Juan", Tosca in "Tosca", the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, Rosina in "The Barber of Seville", Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Silva in "The Queen of the Czardas”, Anna Glavari in “The Merry Widow ”, Elena in“ The Beautiful Elena ”, Maritsa in“ Countess Maritsa ”, Angel in“ The Count von Luxemburg ”and many others.



Branimir Nedkov, baritone:

Branimir Nedkov Georgiev, baritone, was born on June 17, 1991, in the city of Burgas. In 2010 he graduated from NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov "- Burgas with a degree in" classical singing ". In 2014 he graduated from the NMA "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia, majoring in“ classical singing in the class of Prof. Ilka Popova. Since 2019 he has been working at the State Opera - Burgas as an artist - soloist. His repertoire includes Papageno from the opera "The Magic Flute" - W.A. Mozart, Mazetto from the opera "Don Juan" - W.A. Mozart, Duncairo from the opera "Carmen" - Georges Bizet, Bill Colhoun from the musical "Kiss Me, Kate "- Cole Porter, Papakoda from the operetta" One Night in Venice "- Johann Strauss, Joseph from the operetta" Viennese Blood "- Johann Strauss, Jack from the musical" Charlie's Aunt "- Oscar Feltsman, The Red Cat from the children's opera" A " in the Wonderland ”- Alexander Yosifov, Patilancho from “Patilantsi ”- Alexander Yosifov, Belcho, Chernyo, Pastryo and Zhelcho from the musical comedy “The Four Twins”- Georgi Kostov, Ivan from “Bulgarians of Old Times ”- Asen Karastoyanov.

Daria Krasteva, piano:

Daria Krasteva was born on September 18, 1995, in the town of Pomorie. He started playing the piano at the age of 7 in the music school at the community center "Svetlina" - Pomorie with teacher Elena Ilieva. He continues his education at NUMSI "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Burgas. Her teachers are Irina Ivanova, Vanya Peneva, and Julia Nenova. He graduated piano at the National Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia as a student of Prof. Yovcho Krushev and Prof. Dimo ​​Dimov. In 2018-2019 he studied in the class of Prof. Georgia Alessandra Brustia at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory, Bolzano, Italy. He has received numerous awards from various forums.
XIX National Competition "Varban Varbanov" - Third Prize
XX National Competition "Varban Varbanov" - Second Prize
International Festival "Sun, Joy, Beauty" - Third place (2011)
International Art Competition "Joy on the Shore" - First place (2011)
I International Competition for Pianists "Scriabin - Rachmaninoff" - III prize and bronze medal
Academic competition "Prokofiev - Nenov" - III prize
Awarded by the Municipality of Pomorie for active participation in the cultural life of the city (2012) She was awarded twice by the Municipality of Burgas for high results in the field of music (2011, 2013). An active participant in "Free Stage of the Young Artist".
Participated in master classes of Prof. Marina Kapatsinskaya, Prof. Dr. Atanas Kurtev, Prof. Ivan Donchev, Prof. Margarita Krasteva, Prof. Georgia Alessandra Brustia, Prof. Stefano Bozzolo, Prof. Cristiano Burato, Prof. Denise Armand Jellanby, Prof. Luigi Mariani, Prof. Peter Tuit, Prof. Martino Tirimo, Prof. Boyan Vodenicharov, Prof. Tomislav Baynov and others.
Accompanist of the Anhialo Ladies' Choir (Pomorie) from 2012 to 2014.
Since 2012 he has been actively giving solo recitals and participating in various themed evenings. He is a participant in "Burgas - the best city to live" with a solo recital. She has participated in various musical events such as: "I LOVE BULGARIAN MUSIC" in the concert complex "Bulgaria", the Final concert of the Chopin Society at the Polish Institute, and others.
He has participated as a soloist of the chamber orchestra "Orpheus" in Pernik (conductor Raycho Hristov), ​​the Student Chamber Orchestra at the National Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia and of the Academic String Orchestra at the National Music Academy“ Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia. In 2019 he participated in three recitals in Switzerland in the Easter tour Montcherand-Geneva-Friborg In 2019 - a participant in the piano week London-Bozen (master classes, seminars, and concerts) In October 2019 he started working as an accompanist at the State Opera - Burgas. In June 2020 she made her debut as a soloist with the Burgas Opera Orchestra with Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 12 by W.A. Mozart.